The neighborhood children of Alta Vista Street decided to join the City of Turlock’s Ribbons of HOPE campaign this week by tying patriotic bows along their road’s walking trail. Now, the Chinese Pistachio trees that line the walkway not only provide shade, but offer a glimmer of hope amidst the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Ellie Hart (12), Faith Hart (8), Caden Mendonca (14), Carley Mendonca (11), Leila Ayoubkhan (9) and Ryan Ayoubkhan (6) were encouraged by honks from cars and praise from passers-by as they completed the endeavor, which they hope will convey love and support during this unprecedented time.
“It felt really happy to hang ribbons because we were doing something good for our community,” Faith Hart said.
Mayor Amy Bublak and former Turlock Citizen of the Year Nancy Daley launched the Ribbons of HOPE campaign earlier this month, encouraging the community to tie a ribbon around a tree, hang a ribbon on their front door and place ribbons in front of businesses as a sign of unification and ultimately renewal when this time has passed. Upload pictures of your ribbons and use the hashtag #TurlockRibbonsofHope and #TurlockStrong.